UnConference Toronto: Thawing the frozen middle - February 1 2019

Event Type : UnConference
Starts at February 01, 2019 8:00 AM Eastern
Finishes at February 01, 2019 4:30 PM Eastern

Why is middle management so resistant to change – especially when it comes to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility? It’s perfect storm really. The pressure to get the job done meets upstream/downstream currents, lack of motivational empathy and understanding of organizational impacts of exclusion, and lack of focused support for well-being as it relates to change.

How do you light a fire under middle management as advocates of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility?

We will look at how to value difference through change management, how to apply consistent key messaging to highlight key differences, ways to develop motivational empathy, connect desire to understanding of organization impacts of exclusion, and how to establish a “safe-challenge” culture. 

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  • 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.: Registration and breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Opening remarks
  • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.: Session 1 - Understanding the challenges of middle management
  • 10:30 – 10:45 a.m.: Break - Snacks served
  • 10:45 a.m. – noon: Session 2 - Change agents and intro to change management
  • Noon – 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.: Session 3 - Dive into change management 
  • 1:45 - 2:15 p.m.: Session 4 - Putting it into action
  • 2:15 - 2:30 p.m.: Break
  • 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Session 5 - Taking first steps towards a D&I change plan for your organization
  • 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Closing remarks

Presentation language

  • English

For members of the law societies of Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, and the Yukon: this program may qualify for credit in the area of Practice Management as part of your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development, as required by your Law Society. To learn more, click on the link to your province above or contact your local Law Society.

Event Location

77 King Street West, Suite 400
M5K 0A1